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The Helgeson/Platzke Real Estate Group

For immediate assistance please contact any team member of the Helgeson/Platzke Real Estate Team of Professionals. We are here to help you!

"In over 32 years of real estate, we have assembled the best support team in the business. Their job is to put us exactly where we belong — in touch with you. Our time is your time. If we haven’t called you first, you may always contact us at any of the numbers listed here." 952-974-3466 Direct
952-934-0287 Fax
11455 Viking Drive
Ste 200
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Brace Helgeson
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3466 - Office
Brace Helgeson, CRS, GRI, REALTOR®
With a track record of over 32 years as a multi-million dollar producer, Brace Helgeson has become the name synonymous with "SOLD" in Minnesota. With over half a billion dollars in sales, Brace's expertise speaks for itself. Staying on the leading edge of technology and always implementing the very latest in marketing tools, Brace delivers superior service, continually exceeding the needs of his buyers and sellers.Your satisfaction is Brace's primary motivation. Happy, satisfied clients make the best referrals. Put Brace's years of experience to work for you.
Ryan Platzke
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-241-4366 - Office
Ryan Platzke, e-PRO, REALTOR®
You'll find Ryan at the top of the Real Estate marketplace with over 12 years experience as a multi-million dollar producer. He didn't get there by accident. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate Sales and Marketing, and he has turned his attention to the always changing world wide web to meet the needs of buyers and sellers.Ryan is a high energy individual who manages his time to give top notch customer service. He is always ready to go the extra mile to make sure clients have an exciting stress-free experience and in the end are completely satisfied.
Cindy Ashley
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3469 - Office
Cindy Ashley, REALTOR®
Cindy backs up Brace in negotiating sales and inspections. Licensed for 21 years, she will oversee your file to the closing table. And, she'll be on hand at your closing to make sure it goes smoothly. Cindy also works closely with the special needs of relocation clients. She is a committed professional dedicated to giving you outstanding service. Cindy has tremendous people skills, and boundless ability to head off potential problems.
952-974-3463 - Assistant

Janae is a creative, energetic and organized professional. Her background in residential renovation and graphic arts gives her an eye for appealing design and home staging. She's a born-and-raised Minnesotan, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of biking, good food and travel.   Janae works closely with clients on all aspects of their listing.


952-974-3476 - Direct
Sandy's background includes sales and marketing positions with Fortune 500 CPG companies.  She graduated from the Carlson School of Management with a B.A. in marketing.   With her move to real estate, she is thrilled to be fulfilling a llfe-long dream of pursuing a career in the housing industry.  Sandy is passionate about home remodeling and staging and has worked as a "re-designer" with of her own clients.  She is an avid mountain biker and enjoys traveling and socializiing with family and friends.   As the Marketing Director,  Sandy insures that the client's homes are seen!  She manages brochures, direct mail, websites, advertisments and social media for the team.  Sandy's upbeat attitude, passion, and professionalism are evident in her work. 
Mary Jo
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3467 - Office
Mary Jo "Josie" Patterson, REALTOR®

A consistent MplsStPaul Magazine Super Real Estate Agent, Josie is committed to her clients, getting their homes sold with impressive staging ideas and top-notch marketing. In addition, she works with many relocating buyers, helping them maneuver through long-distance moves. Josie does it with intelligence and finesse! A native of the western suburbs having grown up in Edina & long time resident of Eden Prairie, one of Josie's many strengths is her vast knowledge of the public and private school systems in the metro. She has a natural, but aggressive networking strategy. With it, she is often able to match buyers with their new home ahead of the rest of the market. That comes in handy whether you're moving across the globe, or across town. Josie is a seasoned real estate professional, a multi-million dollar producer and an expert negotiator who enjoys helping our clients close their most important transactions.

Jim Patterson
95-934-5400 - Business
Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson is a passionate real estate agent that is focused on finding the right property for each client. Specializing in the western suburbs Jim has exceptional knowledge of the area schools, programs and neighborhood amenities that makes the home buying process a smooth and informed decision. Jim also enjoys the remodeling side of the business and has a keen eye for improving properties and building equity for his clients. Relocating families is also a very strong area with his knowledge of the many great areas for families!
Barry Libengood
952-949-4785 - Office
Barry Libengood, REALTOR®
Barry has been helping buyers and sellers since 1984. He holds one of the best ‘SOLD’ before expired records in the business! He’s an experienced negotiator with your best interests in mind.  Barry has been a member of Coldwell Banker’s Diamond Society (Top 16% nationally) and has been a designated Realtor for over 27 years.  He is an expert that can help you through even the most challenging of times with your real estate needs.  Barry is also experienced in the luxury home leasing market providing yet another option for many sellers in this market.  Barry wants you walking out of the closing glad that you used his services! 


Pat Pappas
612-578-1907 - Cell
Pat Pappas, e-PRO, REALTOR®, SFR

Pat is an effective professional who has been in real estate for over 10 years. She cares for and enjoys being a strong client advocate. Helping buyers and sellers in all stages of life, from first-time home buyers, to new construction, to those looking to downsize and move on to the next step. As you navigate the choppy waters of the current market, it is style and extensive sales experience that makes the ultimate difference in bringing together a smooth real estate transaction. Pat earns your trust and will work diligently for you with knowledge and energy.

David Itman
952-974-3474 - Office
David Itman, REALTOR®

As a Professional Realtor with a focus on his clients' needs, David truly delivers top-notch service. His well-rounded knowledge and experience consistently delivers successful real estate transactions. David's clients have noted his high level of communication, and the willingness to do what is necessary to ensure that their goals are met. With a Bachelor of Science in Housing Studies: Finance and Management from the U of MN and ten years in the housing industry, David works to understand his clients' specific needs and then formulates unique strategies to accomplish those goals.

Kristy Crowley, REALTOR®
612-749-1620 - Cell
Kristy Crowley, REALTOR®

Kristy has a passion for real estate and enjoys helping both buyers and sellers achieve their goals. She’s a consummate professional who prides herself on providing her clients with top notch customer service. Kristy is a skilled negotiator, great communicator and excellent problem solver. With over 19 years in the business she has earned countless awards for her production and is consistently featured as a MplsStPaul Magazine Super Agent. Whether you're a first time buyer or have a multimillion dollar home to sell, Kristy can’t wait to help you with all of your real estate needs!

Paul Schubring
612-590-6627 - Cell
Paul Schubring, REALTOR®

Paul got into the Real Estate world after being a PGA Golf Professional for nearly 20 years. Being in the golf industry taught him great customer service, the ability to read into what a client is looking for and the ability to find just the right home for his clients. Paul has been an expert in Real Estate for 8 years. During his Real Estate career, he was voted 2008 Super Real Estate Agent by MPLS/St. Paul magazine for his expertise in buying, selling and customer service. Whether a first time home buyer or seasoned buyer/seller, Paul will guide you through the process to find the home you desire. "The best reward for me is to see the smiles on the faces of my clients when they walk into the home of their dreams!”


Steve Battis
612-387-2215 - Cell
Steve Battis, REALTOR®

Steve offers a breath of fresh air to the housing market industry, whereby his approach to helping folks buy, sell or invest in real estate stems from contribution. Helping others realize their dreams is what motivates Steve and gives him purpose. Steve’s experience includes helping others with all types of real estate, spanning from distressed properties anywhere through distinctive homes. Steve has a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, and many years working as a Manufacturing Manager within the Electronics industry. Steve supported much of his college tuition by building homes. His background gives him an edge in the real estate industry through an in-depth knowledge of home construction coupled with a solid understanding of the financial process and resource management necessary to provide a smooth transition with your greatest asset – your home! Steve is joined by his wife, Amy, who is also passionate about real estate and provides great balance and backup. The two of them are blessed with six wonderful children. Steve enjoys outdoor activities, connecting with the community and making things happen. Let him help you make your dreams come true!

Amy Battis
612-387-2259 - Cell
Amy Battis, REALTOR®
Amy is a focused and hard-working agent who is committed to ensuring a smooth and stress-free buying and selling experience for her clients. She has over twenty years in and around the real estate industry and understands all facets of the process. With this she can empathize and ease a worried client’s mind and guide them through the process to success. Amy enjoys working with families and quickly earns their trust through her genuine care and interest of everyone's needs. Along with her husband, Steve and their six kids, Amy is very active in her community, full of energy and vision and will work hard to keep you excited and energized throughout your real estate experience!
Katy Saufley
952-949-4734 - Office
Katy Saufley, REALTOR®

Katy is exceptionally skilled in the latest technology and is an effective buyer and seller representative, with an aptitude for timely communication and an ability to stay well-informed about today’s real estate trends. She is always friendly, professional and enthusiastic when it comes to your real estate transactions. A long time resident of the Twin Cities, Katy is very qualified to introduce her clients to new metro cities and neighborhoods, with emphasis on each and every park, school, shopping district, popular restaurant and commuter route available to them!

Julia Kruse
651-387-0884 - Cell
Julia Kruse, REALTOR®

Julia is a full-time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet in Minnesota.   She is an active REALTOR (since 2004) in the Twin Cities area working with both Sellers and Buyers including those relocating into our wonderful metropolitan area.  She has on-line and proprietary systems in place that help make the process of buying or selling a home fun & exciting for all of her clients - like it should be! She is an experienced and professional negotiator who can manage the complexities of today's real estate transactions.  Her business is 90% referral based and built on a foundation of trust and highly valued relationships. Representing people in Real Estate transactions is what she does every day.  Julia’s goal is to be your Realtor for life!  

Emily Reinke
952-393-9563 - Business
Emily Reinke
Our REO Division thrives with Emily at the helm. Her ten years in the real estate industry have prepared her well for the day-to-day management of REO transactions and properties in redemption. Emily is the point person for bank asset managers and inquisitive agents who need more information regarding our bank-owned properties. As an experienced professional, she completes Broker Price Opinions consistently providing ample property photos and market data in a timely manner.

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